Adolescents and consent to treatment.

@article{Dickens2005AdolescentsAC,
  title={Adolescents and consent to treatment.},
  author={Bernard Dickens and Rebecca J. Cook},
  journal={International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics},
  year={2005},
  volume={89 2},
  pages={179-84}
}
Adolescents, defined by WHO as 10 to 19 years old, can give independent consent for reproductive health services if their capacities for understanding have sufficiently evolved. The international Convention on the Rights of the Child, almost universally ratified, limits parental powers, and duties, by adolescents' "evolving capacities" for self-determination. Legal systems may recognize "mature minors" as enjoying adult rights of medical consent, even when consent to sexual relations does not… CONTINUE READING